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  1. Here is the press release from the NFL regarding the violations by the Miami Dolphins. NFL ANNOUNCES FINDINGS AND DISCIPLINE FOLLOWING INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION OF INTEGRITY OF THE GAME POLICY VIOLATIONS BY THE MIAMI DOLPHINS NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today notified the Miami Dolphins of the discipline imposed for violations of NFL policies relating to the integrity of the game. Today’s announcement follows a six-month investigation covering events from 2019-2022 that was led by former U.S. Attorney and SEC Chair Mary Jo White and a team of lawyers from the Debevoise law firm. The Commissioner expressed his deep appreciation to Ms. White and her colleagues for their comprehensive and objective review of these matters. The investigation focused on two subjects: (1) whether the Dolphins violated League rules prohibiting tampering with a player and a coach under contract to other clubs; and (2) whether, during the 2019 season, the Dolphins intentionally lost games to improve the club’s draft position in the 2020 draft, and whether Dolphins’ Chairman and Managing General Partner Mr. Stephen Ross offered Head Coach Brian Flores financial incentives or otherwise encouraged him to lose games. The Commissioner thanked the Dolphins for the cooperation provided by the club and its leadership. Tampering The investigation conclusively established violations of the Anti-Tampering Policy on three separate occasions: The Dolphins had impermissible communications with quarterback Tom Brady in 2019-20, while he was under contract to the New England Patriots. Those communications began as early as August 2019 and continued throughout the 2019 season and post-season. These numerous and detailed discussions were conducted by Mr. Beal, who in turn kept Mr. Ross and other Dolphins executives informed of his discussions with Mr. Brady. The Dolphins again had impermissible communications with both Mr. Brady and his agent during and after the 2021 season, while he was under contract to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Those discussions began no later than early December 2021 and focused on Mr. Brady becoming a limited partner in the Dolphins and possibly serving as a football executive, although at times they also included the possibility of his playing for the Dolphins. Both Messrs. Ross and Beal were active participants in these discussions. In January 2022, the Dolphins had impermissible communications with Don Yee, the agent for New Orleans Saints’ head coach Sean Payton, about having Mr. Payton serve as Miami’s head coach. Miami did not seek consent from New Orleans to have these discussions, which occurred before Coach Payton announced his decision to retire as head coach of the Saints. Following that announcement, Miami requested permission to speak to Coach Payton for the first time, which New Orleans declined to grant. “The investigators found tampering violations of unprecedented scope and severity,” Commissioner Goodell said. “I know of no prior instance of a team violating the prohibition on tampering with both a head coach and star player, to the potential detriment of multiple other clubs, over a period of several years. Similarly, I know of no prior instance in which ownership was so directly involved in the violations.” “Tanking” to Improve Draft Position The investigation also addressed whether the Dolphins intentionally lost games during the 2019 season to improve the club’s draft position in the 2020 draft and whether Mr. Ross offered financial incentives or otherwise encouraged the head coach to do so. The investigation conclusively established the following: The Dolphins did not intentionally lose games during the 2019 season. Nor did anyone at the club, including Mr. Ross, instruct Coach Flores to do so. No witness contended otherwise. The Dolphins competed hard to win every game, including at the end of the season when they beat Cincinnati and New England, despite worsening Miami’s position in the 2020 draft. On a number of occasions during the 2019 season, Mr. Ross expressed his belief that the Dolphins’ position in the upcoming 2020 draft should take priority over the team’s win-loss record. These comments were made most frequently to Team President and CEO Tom Garfinkel, but were also made to General Manager Chris Grier, Senior Vice President Brandon Shore and Coach Flores. These comments, which he took to be suggestions that he lose games, troubled Coach Flores and led him to express his concerns in writing to senior club executives, each of whom assured Coach Flores that everyone, including Mr. Ross, supported him in building a winning culture in Miami. After this, Mr. Ross no longer made any such comments to Coach Flores. One such comment is a claimed offer by Mr. Ross to pay Coach Flores $100,000 to lose games, as to which there are differing recollections about the wording, timing, and context. However phrased, such a comment was not intended or taken to be a serious offer, nor was the subject pursued in any respect by Mr. Ross or anyone else at the club. “Every club is expected to make a good faith effort to win every game,” Commissioner Goodell stated. “The integrity of the game, and public confidence in professional football, demand no less. An owner or senior executive must understand the weight that his or her words carry, and the risk that a comment will be taken seriously and acted upon, even if that is not the intent or expectation. Even if made in jest and not intended to be taken seriously, comments suggesting that draft position is more important than winning can be misunderstood and carry with them an unnecessary potential risk to the integrity of the game. The comments made by Mr. Ross did not affect Coach Flores’ commitment to win and the Dolphins competed to win every game. Coach Flores is to be commended for not allowing any comment about the relative importance of draft position to affect his commitment to win throughout the season.”Based on the findings and conclusions, the following discipline will be imposed: The Dolphins will forfeit the club’s first-round selection in the 2023 NFL draft and third-round selection in the 2024 NFL Draft. Mr. Ross is suspended through October 17, 2022. During this period, he may not be present at the Dolphins’ facility and may not represent the club at any team or NFL event. He may not attend any League meeting prior to the Annual Meeting in 2023, is removed from all League committees indefinitely, and fined $1.5 million. Mr. Bruce Beal, Dolphins’ Vice Chairman/Limited Partner, may not attend any League meeting for the remainder of the 2022 season and is fined $500,000.This discipline is informed by the Competition Committee’s clear guidance that more stringent discipline, including suspensions, should be imposed for tampering violations to deter future violations and to safeguard the integrity of the game. The post NFL Suspends Dolphins Owner for Tampering; Team Loses 2023 1st Round Pick appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  2. The number of additions that Joe Douglas and the New York Jets have made in recent years to give his quarterback every chance to succeed is well-documented. Be it through the NFL draft or free agency, Joe Douglas has made every effort to upgrade the team’s receiving corps. And if the early reports out of Jets training camp are accurate, those moves might be about to pay off. Over a 22-year stretch (1997-2019) , the @nyjets drafted just 3 wide receivers in the top 60. (Santana Moss, Stephen Hill, Devin Smith) In 3 drafts as the team's GM, Joe Douglas has used the same number of picks on top 60 receivers. (Denzel Mims, Elijah Moore, Garrett Wilson) — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) July 30, 2022 Over the past 25 years, Jets GM’s have failed mightily on draft day regardless of the position. But at wide receiver, precocious few resources have been used to acquire premier pass catchers. Well, few premium resources anyway. From 1997-2019, only three picks were used in the top two rounds on a wide receiver for Gang Green. Those picks were spent on Santana Moss, Stephen Hill and Devin Smith. Since arriving just a few seasons ago, Douglas has used three picks on wide receivers in the first two rounds. Those of course being Denzel Mims, Elijah Moore and Garrett Wilson. In addition, Douglas signed wide receiver Corey Davis last off-season and re-signed slot receiver Braxton Berrios this off-season. In Moore, the Jets have a player who was consistently open last season. Had the quarterback play been better, Moore would have likely had a monster season. In fact, when the Jets were without Zach Wilson, Moore posted 24 catches for 336 yards and 4 touchdowns. Over the course of a full season that extrapolates to over 1,200 yards. With Wilson, this year’s 10th overall pick, the Jets landed what some viewed as the top receiver in the class. A receiver who won’t be asked to move mountains in year one given the team’s depth at the position. I had WR Denzel Mims with four catches today on five targets. Three of the four were wildly impressive. The fourth was a short gainer in the flat. One pass was broken up #Jets — Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) July 27, 2022 Davis and Mims will both be looking to bounce back from disappointing results in 2021. Davis was productive, and on pace for just under 1,000 yards and 7 touchdowns. However, some drops, fumbles and injuries overshadowed the positives. Meanwhile, Mims could rarely find the field. When he did, he couldn’t get out of his own way. He would finish the season with just 8 catches for 133 yards. After spending the off-season getting healthy for Davis and re-shaping his body for Mims, both receivers have been praised for some eye-opening plays this week. Mims has reportedly been more aggressive than we’ve seen him in years past while Davis is looking more like the player the Jets though they were getting when they signed him. Corey Davis with a diving catch in the back of the end zone in a red-zone period. Wilson led him nicely. #Jets — Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) July 29, 2022 Also worth noting is that outside of the big names, it sounds as if undrafted free agent Irvin Charles is making an early impression. A former Penn State product who transferred to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Charles is making some plays. Mike White finds a wide-open Irvin Charles for a big gain. Charles has made some plays early in camp. Next play, Rashard Davis takes a short pass and zips down the left sideline for a TD. Davis has LOTS of speed. #Jets — Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) July 29, 2022 What makes Charles intriguing is his rare size/speed combo. He checks in at 6′ 4” and in what little footage you’ll find of him in action, it’s not a stretch to say he’s one of the fastest (if not the fastest) guys on the field. Jets UDFA WR Irvin Charles with his only big plat at @PennStateFball before being dismissed. What jumps out most is the amount of space he creates between himself and chasing defenders. The guy can definitely move for a big guy. pic.twitter.com/jvRIJPnP40 — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) May 18, 2022 Given the depth chart ahead of him, a player like Charles could find his way on to the practice squad and given a chance to develop. And of course the hope is that the big names at the top of the depth chart; those early picks and free agent additions, are about to move the Jets out of the AFC basement and into the playoffs. The post Jets Heavy Investment in Wide Receivers About to Start Paying Dividends? appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  3. Training camp is underway, three practices are finished and the pads come out on Monday. The big question about the team always points at the QB position. Head coach Robert Saleh was asked if he expects Zach Wilson to take a step forward this year after the team added so many offensive weapons. I think he already has. I think Zach will be a lot better, but at the same time we are a very young group. So, we’ve added guys, but it’s a young group. You’ve got a rookie. You’ve got a second-year player. Obviously, Corey (Davis) is there and Braxton (Berrios). You got Jeff (Smith) and (Denzel) Mims and a couple other guys. The backfield is young. It is a young group, but at the same time what is going to be fun is watching this group gel together and create its own identity. Obviously, we have some good players and they’re all going to grow together. Aside from all of that, I thought Zach did a really good job in the offseason. He’s continued in the first week. Zach came into camp looking bigger and stronger and Saleh was asked about that. A lot of times when you see that first or second year maturation, a lot of guys reshape their bodies. They get to an NFL program and have an NFL diet and they have money in their pocket. They’re not eating ramen noodles all the time. They just naturally get bigger. His family, they’re a bunch of linebackers and then there’s him. So, he’s in a good place with his weight. How have the first 3 practices gone? They’ve been good, the guys have been working. For me, it’s about effort right now. It’s playing fast and understanding you need to learn how to practice without pads because you practice without pads during the season and the objective is to play as fast as possible. It’s been good. We’ve gotten better every single day and we’ve got a good chance to finish tomorrow’s, which will be the last day on the block. Injury Updates Jeremy Ruckert He’s getting closer. He’s getting closer. I know our training staff felt like there was a mini breakthrough here in the past week. We’ll see how things progress for the remainder of the weekend. Mekhi Becton He looks good. Today was a really good day for him. We just had a small talk as we were walking off. It’s not getting easier, he’s just getting stronger. Today, I thought, was a really good day. He’s got to continue to strain himself and push himself to the brink of exhaustion and trust that that uncomfort is going to be what helps him get better, and I thought he had a good day today. George Fant We’ll see, again it’s day by day, I’m not going to put a number on it. Hopefully some time next week. Once we get pads on, I’ll start mixing him in there a little bit. But he looks good, he’s going through everything, he’s getting treatment, and he’s doing basically everything except for the team stuff, which will come. Carl Lawson He looks good, excited for pads. He’s stout. He’s powerful. He’s got all his movement. I think he has full confidence in his lower half. He’s Carl. We reeled it back a little bit today for him, which he was not happy about. But, regardless, he looks really good. The post Saleh: Zach Will be a lot Better – Camp Round Up appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  4. Word came down yesterday that the Jets made another move in free agency and signed LB Kwon Alexander. Today the team officially announced the move. They also released LB Javin White. Alexander (6-1, 227) most recently played with the Saints, starting 8 games from 2020-21. He was originally drafted by the Buccaneers in the fourth round out of LSU in 2015 and played with Tampa Bay for four seasons. He signed with the 49ers in 2019, where he overlapped with Jets HC Robert Saleh, who was the team’s defensive coordinator. In 13 games with San Francisco, Alexander totaled 34 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 4 pass defenses, 2 forced fumbles and 1 interception. In 78 career games (74 starts), he has 521 tackles, 43 TFLs, 12 sacks, 32 pass defenses, 10 FF and 8 INT. White (6-2, 211) signed with the Green & White last December from the Raiders’ practice squad. He originally signed with Las Vegas as an undrafted free agent out of UNLV in 2020 and played in four games. He had 4 tackles in 6 career games on 12 defensive snaps (68 on special teams). Robert Saleh spoke to the media today and gave these thoughts on Kwon Alexander. He’s another veteran to add to that young linebacker group. He’s a ball of energy, great leadership. Can play both Will and Sam. Love him. Obviously, we have the history in San Francisco, but he’s a special young man. We’ll see where he’s at. He obviously wasn’t here for OTA’s. We’re going to work him up the next two days, today and tomorrow, and just see where he’s at so we can set a schedule for him next week. But no expectations except to do what he always does, which is bring a lot of juice, lot of energy, plays his absolute tail off, and we’ll let day by day go and see where it ends up. Here is a thread where Jets fans are talking about this move in our Jet Nation message board. The post Jets Officially Announce Signing of LB Kwon Alexander appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  5. The first practice for the 2022 NY Jets training camp was completed earlier today. The team was on the field in Florham Park but padded practices won’t start until Monday. One big item was the announcement that Mekhi Becton would be playing right tackle, while George Fant would stay at left tackle. Head coach Robert Saleh was asked how things went when he told Becton about the move. He was good. George is good. They’re fine. We just sat down and just talked about it. We don’t want those guys jumping back and forth. We made a decision that’s best for the team. George had a fantastic year last year at left tackle. Mekhi is a gifted young man who can do both. Doesn’t mean Mekhi’s left tackle days are over, but right now he’s young enough to – just like AVT (Alijah Vera-Tucker) – to make that transition. We really like those two next to each other. We got a really cool group. Saleh was also asked about the financial aspects for Becton, since Left Tackles get paid more. He’s got a long way, he’s still on his rookie deal. It’s going to take care of itself. I don’t think there’s a big difference between left tackle and right tackle because Von Miller doesn’t care. Von Miller can work both ways. All the great pass rushers, being with the group that we had in San Francisco, same thing with Carl (Lawson). If they feel like there’s a weak link in the offensive line, I promise that’s where they’re going to go. Whether you’re left, right, it doesn’t matter. You’re right, in the old days it was always right is the defensive end, left is the offense looks at it. They’re so gifted as pass rushers that they’re everywhere. So, having two bookends like we do, we’re very fortunate. Why was this move made? George just fills. He’s very, very comfortable and feels much more comfortable on the left side and performed much better on the left side. He’s got the athleticism to play the left side – as does Becton. It was just a matter of what was a better combination in terms of offensive line and just grouping the guys together. The veterans, Laken Tomlinson being at left guard, working with George, and AVT at right guard working with Mekhi and piecing all of that together felt like that was the best combination and place for all of them. Other thoughts from Coach Saleh Carl Lawson Oh, man. It feels awesome to get the d-line working again. D-line and o-line competing. Carl – he’s a freak. I’m telling you he was ready to practice at OTAs, it’s just we have to protect Carl from Carl in terms of the amount of work he has to do because he won’t stop unless we tell him to stop. So, were excited to have him back. Adding a 4th QB They throw the ball so darn much. Giving another man an opportunity to play in those fourth quarter preseason games and showcase what they got. It’s just another opportunity to get a gentleman in here and give him a chance to compete. Be sure to visit our forums for a complete recap of NY Jets Training Camp. The post #JetsCamp Day 1 Complete; Becton to RT appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  6. It looks like pre-season roster tweaking has begun for Joe Douglas and the New York Jets. With veterans reporting, the team activated Mekhi Becton, Carl Lawson and CJ Uzomah. They then followed that up by bringing in some depth in other spots. We've signed QB Chris Streveler, WR Rashard Davis and OL Isaiah Williams. We've released WR DJ Montgomery, CB Craig James and OL Dru Samia. — New York Jets (@nyjets) July 26, 2022 Quarterback Chris Streveler, WR Rashard Davis, O-lineman Isaiah Williams. Williams spent time with the Jets last season while Streveler suited up for the Dolphins and Cardinals. Davis has spent time with the Eagles, Radiers, Chiefs and Titans. In fact, Davis and Douglas were in Philadelphia at the same time, meaning the GM will have some familiarity with the receiver/return man. Davis is also coming off of a solid season as a return man in the USFL. The 6′ 2” 225 Streveler has made the journey from college wide receiver to pro quarterback. Streveler has appeared in just seven pro games (0 starts), attempting only a handful of passes, going 17-25 with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. To make room for the trio, the Jets parted ways with wide receiver DJ Montgomery, cornerback Craig James and offensive lineman Dru Samia. The post Jets Make Multiple Roster Moves, add Quarterback, Wide Receiver, O-lineman and Punt Returner appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  7. Putting in to place what may be the largest collective meltdown over absolutely nothing that you’ll ever see, the Jets have activated tackle Mekhi Becton from the PUP list. The Jets have activated Mekhi Becton, Carl Lawson and C.J. Uzomah from PUP, meaning they’re eligible to practice tomorrow. #Jets — Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) July 26, 2022 Along with Becton, the team activated edge rusher Carl Lawson and tight end CJ Uzomah, but it was Becton whose activation will surely make waves. After months of a small number of very vocal fans ripping the tackle on social media, he showed up to camp looking as good as ever and apparently ready to go. This means that three of the team’s most important players will be ready to go when practices start tomorrow. It’s been a long road back for Becton who missed all of last season. The big man had former guard Greg Van Roten roll up on the back of leg in a week 1 loss, leading to the injury. Now it’s up to Becton to show he can avoid the injury bug that has plagued him as he looks to reach his full potential, which, in all honesty, has no limit. The post Jets Activate Becton, Lawson and Uzomah From PUP appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  8. When you look back on the Jets roster from years past, one thing had been missing for over half a decade — a legitimate offensive threat. After three offseasons, general manager Joe Douglas, with the collaborative efforts of the scouting department and coaching staff, has flipped that notion on its head. Long gone are the days of Robbie Anderson and Quincy Enunwa being talked up as the WR1 in training camp, or banking on an UDFA to come in and produce immediately. There is no longer a dearth of offensive talent in Florham Park. Instead, there is a strong mix of veteran leadership (Corey Davis and C.J. Uzomah) and youthful up-and-comers (Elijah Moore, Michael Carter, Garrett Wilson). The landscapes surrounding 2020 Sam Darnold and Zach Wilson this season could not be more opposite, in a positive way. The Jets look to have not just one or two, but multiple offensive threats on their roster. As the Jets enter training camp and strap up the pads, let’s look at some projected top threats in New York’s new-look offense. RB Breece Hall Last season, the Jets ran 1,030 total offensive plays: 650 pass to 380 run. That was the 2nd-highest pass rate in the NFL, tied with 3 other teams, at 63%, with a 42% success rate and 6.6 YPA (Yards Per Attempt), both below league average. And while they only ran the ball 37% of the time, they saw an above average YPC, or Yards Per Carry (4.4) and success rate (51%) on those plays. Enter Breece Hall. The 36th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, Hall is a running back that can truly do it all in an NFL offense. He can run between the tackles on short yardage and goal-line situations, as well as bounce outside and use his speed to burn defenders to the perimeter. Hall also comes with a ton of added value in the passing game. During his career at Iowa State, he averaged 27 catches and 266 yards per season for the Cyclones. Couple that with an average of 1,313 rushing yards per season, and you have a total package and legitimate offensive threat. My belief is that Mike LaFleur and the Jets want to become a more run-oriented offense, which is why I rank Breece first. I expect the run/pass splits to be more comparable to that of Green Bay’s offense (58% pass/42% run) rather than San Francisco’s (51%/49%), and Hall is in line to see a bulk of the work. Already being mentioned as a possible Offensive Rookie of the Year, Breece Hall is my player to watch in this offense. WR Elijah Moore Arguably the best receiver last season from a talent and production standpoint, Elijah Moore comes into Year 2 poised to “take the ankles” of opposing defensive backs. His route running acumen is rare for his age, and he possesses enough long speed to break any simple catch for a long touchdown. Moore paced the Jets offense in targets (77), yards (583), and total touchdowns (6), despite being 3rd in team receptions and playing only 11 games. For context, since 2018, only two other rookie wide receivers have achieved the same — Jaylen Waddle and Terry McLaurin. Moore will have every opportunity to repeat that performance this year. With steady quarterback play and a full season of health, he could easily reach 1,000 receiving yards, something that hasn’t been done since Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker both eclipsed that mark in 2015. Look for Elijah Moore to lead the team in targets and yards for a second consecutive season. WR Garrett Wilson Probably the most overlooked of all the Jets top picks in this year’s draft, 10th overall pick Garrett Wilson brings a dynamic skillset with him from Ohio State. His catch radius and body control are already at an NFL-ready level, and his route running savvy was top of the class in 2022. As the 1B in the Buckeyes offense alongside Chris Olave, Wilson totalled 1,924 total yards and 19 touchdowns in his final 2 seasons (19 games). Anyone averaging over 100 yards and a score that consistently in college should have a relatively easy time finding success at the next level. Now operating as the 1B to Elijah Moore, Wilson likely will be the player opposite him in two wide receiver sets. This will lead to an abundance of opportunity for him, as teams will likely key in on Moore at a higher rate. If Wilson is able to establish quick chemistry with Zach Wilson, he has the chance to produce early and often for the Jets. Honorable Mentions TE C.J. Uzomah The 4th and 5th spots of this exercise are truly interchangeable, with both tight ends expected to have important roles in the Jets’ offense. If you follow the dollars, Uzomah is scheduled to be the 13th-highest cap hit on the team at $4.66M, while Tyler Conklin is slotted at 20th with a $3.37M hit. Uzomah also brings veteran leadership and a taste of a winning culture with him from Cincinnati. If healthy, Uzomah could lead all tight ends in multiple receiving categories this season. Tyler Conklin Similarly to Uzomah, Tyler Conklin will have a defined role during the 2022 season. Mike LaFleur has shown his love for having two or more tight ends in his formations (over 21% of 2021 snaps), and Conklin will be a direct beneficiary of that. He is arguably the most versatile Jets tight end, able to play in-line or flexed out, so he is likely to pace the group in snaps. If he can continue his ascending trajectory following a breakout 2021 season, Conklin could be a surprise weapon for Zach Wilson and the offense. Corey Davis In his first year with the team, Corey Davis didn’t live up to the expectations that were attached to his contract (3yr/$37.5M). Admittedly, Davis said he was not himself after the loss of a close family member, and that 2021 did not go as he had hoped. With a clearer, stronger mindset entering this season, Davis will have every opportunity to prove he can a WR1 for the Jets. He obviously has chemistry with Zach Wilson after connecting for several big plays last season, and he should see less attention from defenders due to the added talent at the skill positions for New York. The former top-5 overall pick of the Titans is primed to have a bounce back season in 2022. The post Projected Top Threats in the 2022 Jets Offense appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  9. The Jets have placed five players on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list as training camp gets ready to kick off. Offensive tackles Mekhi Becton and George Fant, tight end CJ Uzomah, DE Carl Lawson and guard Dru Samia. As reported yesterday, the team officially signed cornerback Craig James. To make room for James, tackle Greg Senat was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list. We’ve signed CB Craig James and placed five players on the physically unable to perform list. https://t.co/kCKc11242v pic.twitter.com/NL4mUsCDOb — New York Jets (@nyjets) July 21, 2022 None of the moves come as a surprise as teams routinely place players returning from injuries on the PUP list early on in camp. Becton of course is coming back from a knee injury that kept him out all of last season while Lawson also looks to work his way back after spending all of 2021 on the shelf. Fant had a minor procedure on his knee this off-season and is hoping to land a new deal with Gang Green as he enters the final season of his contract. The post Becton and Four Others Placed on PUP; Senat to Reserve/NFI List appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  10. With training camp just days away, the Jets have signed cornerback/special teamer Craig James who was released by the Philadelphia Eagles two days ago. Jets signed Craig James to one-year deal, per a league source — Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) July 20, 2022 It’s a one-year deal that will see James compete for a roster spot this summer. No corresponding move has been announced as of yet. The post Douglas Signs Former Eagles Special Teamer Craig James appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  11. Take it for what you will, Jets fans. ESPN insider Jeremy Fowler is claiming that after a very active offseason, the Jets are still looking to make a “splash” move. Fowler says Gang Green would like to add a “center fielder” at safety before the season kicks off. This coming in an ESPN piece that ranked teams from 1-32. The Jets came in at 21. What could change for the better: It seems like New York is still looking for another splash move in the secondary. The Jets were in the mix for several high-cost free agents and signed corner D.J. Reed but could still use one more playmaker. A rangy center fielder at safety would elevate what should be an emerging defense. — Fowler Any such move would tell us the Jets aren’t very happy with the progress of safety Ashtyn Davis, whose elite athleticism was expected to make him a defender who could cover the entire field. The post Report: Jets Looking to Make Splash Move on Defense appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  12. While there may have been a few fans sweating out Jets rookie Breece Hall being so late to put pen to paper, the reality is that there was never a threat of him missing any time. Under the current CBA, a player holding out is about as common as a good Mike Maccagnan draft pick. In other words, it wasn’t happening. The Jets have signed second-round pick Breece Hall, the team announced. It’s a four-year, $9.0M contract for the former Iowa State RB. It includes a $3.7M signing bonus. #Jets have all their draft picks under contract with rookies reporting today. Back to vacation. — Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) July 19, 2022 The deal will pay Hall $9 million over four seasons and gives Gang Green the most physically gifted runner to wear Green and White in decades. The post Jets Rooks Ready to Roll as Hall is Last Pick to ink new Deal appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). Click here to read the full story...
  13. It’s something we do every year as training camp approaches and this season is no different. For those attending training camp or for those of us who will be watching pre-season games in person or from the sofa, here’s the “who’s who” on the 90-man roster…for now. Abram, Keshunn – WR – 86: The undrafted rookie free agent out of Kent State played his first two collegiate seasons at Northwest Mississippi community college after playing WR, safety and KR in high school. Topped 100 yards receiving twice in 2021 against Iowa and Miami (OH), picking up exactly 138 yards in each contest. In all, the 6′ 2” 193 Abram posted 699 yards on 47 receptions. Jets UDFA WR Keshunn Abram had the only TD of the day for Kent State vs Iowa and it was a beauty. pic.twitter.com/4JWuhUKauh — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) May 1, 2022 Adams, Tony – S – 22: Another undrafted free agent, Adams is a physical safety who racked up a career high 63 tackles last season at Illinois. Also spent time at cornerback for Illinois where he became the first true freshman to start in that spot since 2006. Posted a career best in passes defended in 2021 with five. His chances of making the team will be aided a great deal if the Jets feel he can offer anything at all at corner as well as safety. Anae, Bradley – DE – 50: A fifth-round draft choice (179th overall) of the Dallas Cowboys in 2020. The former Utah product showed good get-off in college but has yet to find his way to the quarterback in 11 pro games. His 30 career sacks set a Utah record. Now the Jets get a chance to see if they can get something out of Anae but he’ll have a long way to go to crack this D-line. Bawden, Nick – FB – 48: Added as a free agent last September, Bawden appeared in nine games at fullback and has little competition this season if the Jets look to carry one again. Was a seventh-round draft choice of the Detroit Lions in 2019. Was a 3-star recruit at quarterback out of high school. Becton, Mekhi – OT – 77: The massive offensive tackle is looking to bounce back after missing all of 2021 due to injury. He’ll be fighting for his old job at left tackle but may end up on the right side when all is said and done. The polarizing lineman flashed elite potential two seasons ago. Berrios, Braxton – WR – 10: Berrios finds himself in an interesting situation as the season approaches. His chemistry with Zach Wilson developed rapidly after the QB was drafted and it continued late in to last season. However, with the addition of several pass catchers this off-season, the number of targets Berrios sees could drop in 2022. However, if the offense plays at a higher level, this would mean more reps for the group and could keep his targets up. Black, Tarik – WR – 3: Added to the practice squad in December of last season, Black ended up seeing a handful of reps as the year came to a close and the receiver position was decimated by injury. A former Texas Longhorn and Michigan Wolverine, the 6′ 3” Black produced just 747 yards and 2 touchdowns in four college seasons. Black battled foot and leg injuries during his time in college. Cager, Lawrence – TE – 81: The former Jets undrafted free agent receiver gets another go-around with the team. Cager has reportedly transformed his body to get below 8% body fat as he transitions to tight end. Multiple reports proclaimed Cager the star of the off-season program. Has always had very strong hands and is a long-limbed target. Tight end may be a good fit, but finding a spot on the roster will be tough. Carter, Michael – RB – 32: A second-year pro at running back, Carter has a chance to excel with the Jets improved offensive line. Carter’s ability to catch the ball out of the backfield and pick up the blitz make him an three-down back but his size will limit the number of carries he sees as a pro. Carter II, Michael – CB – 30: A pleasant surprise at nickel corner last season, Carter has given fans high hopes at an increasingly important position on defense. The fifth-round pick appeared in 15 games as part of a rookie class with limitless potential in 2021. Charles, Irvin – WR – 82: Charles is the biggest mystery on the roster at this point. The former Penn State product saw just a few games at College Station before being dismissed. He then played at little known IUP (Indiana University of Pennsylvania). Little is available in terms of game footage for the wideout. Charles was a four-star prospect according to Rivals coming out of Paul VI HS. The 6′ 4” Charles shows surprising speed and will likely compete with Keshunn Abram for a playing time. Jets UDFA WR Irvin Charles with his only big plat at @PennStateFball before being dismissed. What jumps out most is the amount of space he creates between himself and chasing defenders. The guy can definitely move for a big guy. pic.twitter.com/jvRIJPnP40 — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) May 18, 2022 Clemons, Michael – Edge – 72: A key piece moving forward as the Jets look to bolster their pass rush. The rookie defender looked dominant at times at Texas A&M and should see plenty of action as a rookie. His ridiculously long arms (34 7/8”) should help him a great deal in disrupting opposing quarterbacks. Coleman, Tevin – RB – 23: Coleman battled some injuries in 2021 which limited his snap count and appeared to have him hindered early on. As the season progressed, there was a bit more pep in his step and his production reflected that as he topped 4 yards per carry just twice in his first six games. Over his final five games he hit that mark four times. He’ll have his work cut out for him come training camp. The additions of Breece Hall and undrafted free agent Zonovan Knight could get in his way. Conklin, Tyler – TE – 83: Conlin may not have been the first tight end the Jets signed this off-season, but before all is said and done we expect him to be no. 1 on the depth chart. His presence, along with CJ Uzomah and Jeremy Ruckert make the tight end room one of the most improved groups on the roster. With TE being such a big need, Jets should kick the tires on Minnesota TE Tyler Conklin. Played well when given a shot this season. Tough to say just how good he is here as he overwhelms an undersized Seahawks linebacker in space. pic.twitter.com/I5zQsAbb1f — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) March 13, 2022 Curry, Vinny – DE – 99: Probably more of a mentor/coach that impactful player at this point in his career. Curry has topped 4 sacks just twice in his nine year career but is immensely respected by coaches and teammates. With such a deep D-line, can Curry do enough to warrant a roster spot at 34-years-old? If he does, it would be a heck of a story after sitting out last season with a rare blood disorder. Davis, Ashtyn – S – 21: Another Joe Douglas draft pick who enters year three with some question marks. The Jets had hoped his elite athleticism and sub 4.4 40 would have led to more results on game day than we’ve seen. However, Davis did end the season trending upward. All four of his passes defended and both of his interceptions came in the second half of the season. The former track and field star who walked on at Cal will be tested in 2022 as the Jets added more talent for Davis to compete with for playing time. Davis, Corey – WR – 84: Everything was going great for Corey Davis as he entered free agency last season. He was catching more passes. He was picking up more yards. He was scoring more touchdowns. Then he signed with the Jets. After averaging one drop per 26 targets with the Titans, he fumbled twice on just 34 targets in 2021. And after fumbling just 4 times over his first four seasons, he had two last year. The answer? It was an aberration. Look for a big bounce back season from Davis. Dunn, Isaiah – CB – 27: A training camp favorite last year, Dunn will have a tougher run this season. With a depleted cornerback room in 2021, Dunn managed to make the 53 but saw little action. With the additions of DJ Reed and Sauce Gardner, things just got more crowded. Echols, Brandin – CB – 26: After just one pro season, Echols looks to be a great value pick by Joe Douglas. The sixth-rounder (200th overall) started 14 games, intercepted two passes and had 9 pass break-ups. Edoga, Chuma – OT – 70: One of the last remaining draft choices of Mike Maccagnan, Edoga has never managed to crack the starting line-up but has been asked to line up at both tackle spots in a pinch. His versatility bring value, but the addition of Max Mitchell puts his long-term future with the team in doubt. Fan, George – OT – 76: One of the best free agent signings of the Joe Douglas era. Fant has started at both tackle spots and did an outstanding job on the left side in 2021. He’ll look to win the same spot back as he hopes to land a contract extension. Feeney, Dan – OL – 67: Feeney was a bit of an anomaly last year. He looked like a doormat in the pre-season but cleaned things up and held his own when called upon late in the season. He’ll look to add veteran depth once again this year. Ferguson, Parker – OT – 68: The Air Force Academy product spent last season on IR after signing as an UDFA. May get a look at guard with the Jets but tops out as a likely practice squad candidate this season. Flacco, Joe – QB – 19: The veteran signal caller gives Zach Wilson a voice in the QB room who has “been there, done that”. Flacco also performed well while under center last year. Franklin-Myers, John – DL – 91: Expect big things from Franklin-Myers this season. Adding multiple edge rushers should mean more time on the interior for Myers which is where he does his best work. While his sack numbers dipped after singing his extension last season, there was no dip in effort and he continued to disrupt opposing QB’s. With an improved secondary, JFM could break out. Gardner, Sauce – CB – 1: The number 4 overall pick will look to showcase all of what he has to offer from the second the Jets hit the practice field. As always, plenty of anticipation surrounds the top 5 selection. Guidry, Javelin – CB – 40: Arguably the fastest man on the roster, Guidry has carved out a nice role for himself on the 53. He has been used both inside and outside as well as on special teams. Hall, Breece – RB – 20: Perhaps the most physically gifted runner the Jets have had on their roster in decades. Will it translate on Sundays? Jets fans sure hope so. A big play waiting to happen. Iowa State running back Breece Hall is the top back in this year's class. pic.twitter.com/yYEMAnOk2J — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) April 29, 2022 Hall, Bryce – CB – 37: Tough offseason for Hall who goes from potential CB1 to CB3. Still a talented player who should see a fair number of reps in today’s pass happy NFL. Hardee, Justin – CB – 34: One of the best special teams players in the NFL, Hardee is fun to watch and safe on the 53. Harris, Marcell – LB – 36: A converted safety, Harris joins Robert Saleh after playing under him in San Francisco. Harris has appeared in 52 career games (20 starts), picking up 155 tackles, 1 sack, 9 passes defended and 1 interception. Hennessy, Thomas – LS – 42: You know you’ve got a good long snapper when he hangs around and you never hear his name. This has been the case with Hennessy since landing with the Jets in 2017. Herbig, Nate – OL – 71: A potential coup for the Jets, Herbig was snatched up off waivers from the Eagles. The O-lineman has started 17 games along the interior and impressed in doing so. Nate Herbig: 77.5 career grade when playing at Right Guard. 7th highest among all RG’s since 2020 pic.twitter.com/xZxZ0bCd2Q — PFF NY Jets (@PFF_Jets) June 21, 2022 Hermanns, Grant – OT – 63: Another undrafted free agent offensive tackle who hung around after last season. The Purdue product spent the season on the team’s practice squad and will compete for a spot again in 2022. Huff, Byrce – Edge – 47: Time for Huff to show what he can do. Another great story as an UDFA who stuck two seasons ago, Huff has had some very impressive moments as a Jet but hasn’t been able to get to the QB often enough. With the aforementioned improved secondary, the hope is that Huff can capitalize on what has been an very good win rate. Jackson, Calvin – WR – 9: The “Last Chance U” player gets his first chance to show what he can do as a pro. There will be plenty of competition at wide receiver and Jackson has some quality traits. Will it be enough to help him stick? Practice squad is his most likely destination. If Jackson can be even half of what his cousin Marquise Brown has become, Jets fans would be thrilled. Jackson’s father also played DB at Auburn and spent six years with the Miami Dolphins. Johnson, Jermaine – Edge – 52: Jets fans were elated when the team traded up in to the back half of the first round to draft a player who many felt was a top 2 or 3 edge rusher in this class. Johnson has a variety of moves to work with and as another star of “Last Chance U”, is as hungry as any rookie you’ll find. Johnson, Ty – RB – 25: Johnson’s frame and speed make him a good fit for Mike LaFleur’s offense. Only problem for Johnson is the additions of Breece Hall and Zonovan Knight. There should be plenty of competition at running back this season. Joyner, Lamarcus – S – 29: Joyner returns after a full season on injured reserve in 2021. The Jets clearly see him as a fit or they wouldn’t have rolled the dice on a second contract with the safety turned cornerback turned safety again. Kelly, Derrick – OL – 62: A Florida State product who has spent time with the Saints and Giants, Kelly comes in as a veteran tryout player who will look to earn a spot as a swing tackle. Knight, Zonovan – RB – 35: Knight was a player many predicted would be taken in this years draft. However, the Jets snapped him up when he went undrafted. A three down back who can run, catch and block, Knight has a shot to hang around. Knight was remarkably consistent in college, averaging 5.5, 5.5 and 5.4 yards per carry in three seasons at NC State. Knight also brings value as a return man. @nyjets are likely to add a running back via draft and getting one who can catch and run is essential in this offense. One guy who did it well when given the chance was @PackFootball RB Zonovan Knight. pic.twitter.com/o9pVSdpFTU — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) April 3, 2022 Lawson, Carl – Edge – 58: Lawson gets ready to return after missing all of last season with a ruptured achilles. Hope remain high that Lawson will give the Jets a true presence off the edge. Mann, Braden – P – 7: Mann saw his average yards per punt jump from 43.9 as a rookie to 45.7 in year two. Will he ever approach the 48.9 yards he averaged in college? Marshall, Jonathan – DL – 96: 2021 was largely a red shirt season for Marshall who played only a handful of snaps. After sitting back to learn for a season, 2022 should be a chance for Marshall to show what he can do. His incredible athleticism makes him an intriguing player to watch. Martin, Jacob – DL – 54: Brother of former Jets linebacker Josh Martin, Jacob comes over from the Houston Texans where he looked to be an ascending player. He’ll join what has suddenly become what appears to be a pretty deep group. McDermott, Conor – OT – 69: The veteran lineman returns for a third season with the Jets as a potential depth piece at offensive tackle. McGovern, Connor – C – 60: McGovern enters his third season as a Jet after playing at a much higher level in 2021 than in 2020. He’s not going to make any All-Pro teams, but still a quality starter at the position. Mims, Denzel – WR – 11: A guy who has become an afterthought in the eyes of many fans following the addition of Garrett Wilson. No player on the roster had a worse on-field experience than Mims in 2021. He rarely saw the field and when he did it seemed he had more gaffes than receptions. This is a big year for Mims who has earned plenty of praise from Jets coaches after getting himself in great shape for the season. Mitchell, Max – OT – 61: The rookie was the 111th overall pick in the draft and brings youth and versatility. While at Louisiana, Mitchell played both tackle spots and some guard as well. PFF named him the sunbelt player of the year after giving up just 13 pressures on 859 snaps. Also earned All-American and All-Conference honors in 2021. Moffatt, Jovante – S – 38: The little-used Moffatt has appeared in just 14 career games (no starts) with the Cleveland Browns, picking up 10 tackles. Played more games than any other player at Middle Tennessee State (55) and was fifth all-time in school history with 313 tackles. Montgomery, DJ – WR – 6: A familiar face returns in Montgomery who seems to occupy the 54th spot on the Jets roster. The team has seen him spend time on the active roster and practice squad before releasing him. They then picked him up once again to compete with the other receivers on the roster. A burner who has not yet found his way. Moore, Elijah – WR – 8: Should be the Jets WR1 when all is said and done. Can get open from the slot and on the boundary. Just needs the ball to be delivered on time and on target. If that happens, Moore’s potential is limitless. Elijah Moore over the final six games of his rookie season: Rec: 34 Yds: 459 YPG: 76 TD: 5 That's a 1,200+ yd and 10+ TD season extrapolated over 17 games. No reason he can't be WR1. — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) January 10, 2022 Mosley, CJ – LB – 57: Mosley returns after a bounce back season in 2021 that saw him pick up a career-high 168 tackles. He’ll continue to be a leader on defense but his time remaining with the team may be short. Nacua, Kai – S – 46: A special teams player out of BYU, Nacua has started just 3 pro games and picked up 16 tackles. It’s unlikely we’ll see him much after camp wraps up. Nasirildeen, Hamsah – LB – 45: We already mentioned Denzel Mims having arguably the worst season of any Jet in 2021. If we were goin to pick a runner-up, it would be Nasirildeen. Not to be too hard on the rookie, but he went from being a starting LB from training camp all the way up to the season opener. By week two, he was benched for the rest of the season outside of special teams and a few reps on defense in the season’s final weeks. The converted safety will be looking to bounce back from a nightmare rookie campaign. Parks, Will – S – 39: Parks didn’t see a lot of action as a late season addition in 2021 but he clearly made an impression on coaches and teammates. Parks played well in his limited reps and was voted by teammates as a position captain during OTA’s. It doesn’t guarantee anything, but it shows how quickly teammates came to respect Parks. Parks has spent time with the Broncos, Dolphins and Eagles. Perine, La’Mical – RB – 22: Perine is in a tough spot through no fault of his own. Drafted prior to the arrival of Robert Saleh, he was supposed to play in a much different style of offense than the one the Jets now run. He didn’t see much of the field last season and is unlikely to make the team this year. He may still pan out in the league, but it won’t be as a Jet. Phillips, Del’Shawn – LB – 43: Phillips didn’t look bad when he found the filed in 2021 and has a chance to make this roster again with linebacker being one of it’s critically undermanned groups. Phillips picked up 31 tackles and a sack in 2021. Captain of his defense as a senior at Illinois in 2018, Phillips led the team with 4 interceptions that season. Check on the hands on Jets longshot linebacker Del'Shawn Phillips from his college days in Illinois. Has spent time with the Bills and Falcons before coming to the Jets. pic.twitter.com/a8PY4rdBu5 — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) July 20, 2021 Pierschbacher, Ross – OL – 66: A project O-lineman that you love to have on your roster. Played at a very high level for Alabama at center and guard. Was part of an offensive line that allowed just 1 sack per game in 2018. Pineiro, Eddy – PK – 15: The Jets hope they finally have an answer at kicker in either Pineiro or Greg Zurlein. Pineiro was a perfect 8-for-8 on FG attempts as a Jet last season and hit 9 of 10 extra points. Pinnock, Jason – S/CB – 41: Pinnock was drafted as a cornerback out of Pitt last season but impressed coaches with his play at safety late last season. That led to Pinnock seeing increased time at safety during the off-season program. Pinnock has a chance to be a very valuable player for this defense. Rankins, Sheldon – DT – 98: Rankins is the type of player who can drive you a little bit crazy. He’ll have stretches or even bursts where he looks absolutely unlockable. Then he’ll follow that up by seeming to disappear for long stretches of time. Rashed, Hamilcar – Edge – 55: Another UDFA who stuck last year but appeared in just one game. Rashed looked primed to be a premium pick after amassing 16.5 sacks and 34 tackles for loss from 2018-2019 at Oregon State. However, he would go without any sacks and just 2 tackles for loss in his final collegiate season. Reed, DJ – CB – 4: A free agent addition from the Seattle Seahawks where he had plenty of work to do at corner without much help from the safety position. Reed hopes that will change in 2022 as he joins a revamped Jets secondary that includes Jordan Whitehead, Joyner, Davis and Pinnock on the back end. Riley, Elijah – S – 33: Riley did a decent job at safety for the Jets last season as the team’s safety room was depleted by injury. However, multiple additions and a healthy group would make it unlikely he hangs around. Ruckert, Jeremy – TE – 89: Already a fan favorite due to his Long Island roots, it turns our Ruckert can also be a heck of a football player and not just a local kid who made good. The Ohio State product’s college highlights consist of several eye-popping catches. At a different college we likely see a ton of production and an earlier draft slot for Ruckert. Even with two tight ends signed this off-season, the Jets picking up Jeremy Ruckert is a solid move. Gives them a young player who can play all 3 downs and have an impact in run and pass game. pic.twitter.com/NhOot2LMxh — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) April 30, 2022 Samia, Dru – OL – 65: Former Oklahoma product who spent time with the Vikings but has little chance of making the Jets roster unless the new offense sees him become a much better player than he was for Minnesota. Senat, Greg – OT – 64: Senat may not have the name recognition that Jeremy Ruckert has, but he’s another local product who was born in Queens. A sixth-round draft choice for Baltimore, Senat has spent time with the Ravens, Chiefs, Browns, Cowboys and Colts. A college basketball player who transitioned to football for just two seasons at Wagner, Senat’s athleticism surely piqued the interest of Jets coaches. Shepherd, Nathan – DT – 97: Shepherd returns on a one-year deal after hitting free agency. The Jets likely believe Shepherd’s struggles with penalties in 2021 were an outlier as it was never an issue prior to the season. Sherwood, Jamien – LB – 44: Like Nasirildeen, the Jets drafted Sherwood last season with the intention of moving him from safety to linebacker. Unfortunately for Sherwood, he was injured in his first pro start and would spend the rest of the year on IR. With so little depth at linebacker, Sherwood still has a chance to see the field this season. Smart, Tanzel – DL – 79: Smart spent last season on the practice squad but we thought he stood out as one of the best players on the roster during the pre-season. It’s going to be interesting to see how the Jets proceed with a player who showed excellent get off and motor during his brief look in 2021. Smith, Jeff – WR – 16: Despite adding several receivers in front of him on the roster, we like Smith’s chances to make the 53 man roster again in 2022. The speedster was named by several outlets as having a very good offseason and he has managed to impress multiple head coaches in his short time as a Jet. Jets had some opportunities to hit on some big plays with Jeff Smith last year but QB's were just off the mark. pic.twitter.com/8C79sjJ8kc — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) June 13, 2021 Thomas, DQ – LB – 53: An undrafted free agent who earned a contract with the team, Thomas will have plenty to prove as a small school product (Middle Tennessee State) looking to find his way on to a roster. On game days he looks to play the run much better than the pass. Thomas, Solomon – DL – 94: Another former San Francisco 49er, Thomas signed with the Jets as a free agent as he looks to reach some of the potential that made him the 3rd overall pick back in 2017. His 3.5 sacks last year with the Raiders were a career high. Tomlinson, Laken – LG – 78: The Jets signed Tomlinson and planned to move him to right guard but decided against it. Now he keeps his familiar spot on the line and the Jets hope it helps him maintain the elite level of play he has achieved in year’s past. Tomlinson’s addition is huge for an O-line that will look to finally get its act together and keep the quarterback upright. Uzomah, CJ – TE – 87: Uzomah gives Zach Wilson another big tight end (6′ 5”) in the middle of the field to be a part of what the Jets hope will be a potent trio with Uzomah, Conklin and Ruckert. Vera-Tucker, Alijah – RG – 75: Hoping to build off of an impressive rookie campaign, AVT will make the move to right guard where he’ll hope to make further strides toward hitting his potential as a possible All-Pro lineman. Ward, Tim – DE – 51: A rotational, long-limbed defensive end, Ward is going to have his work cut out for him if he hopes to make this roster again. The return of Lawson, the signing of Martin and drafting of Johnson and Clemons make it tough sledding for Ward. Wesco, Trevon – TE – 85: One of the few remaining Mike Maccagnan draft choices, Wesco’s best shot to last another year is to blow the coaches away with his work at fullback and blocking tight end. White, Javin – LB – 9: Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but White is a former college safety who the Jets plan to give a look at linebacker. The list of players in the situation seems to be ever-growing, but White might be one of the better cover guys in the group. He’s a long shot, but don’t count him out. White, Mike – QB – 5: White will likely be the team’s third QB behind Zach Wilson and Joe Flacco. While not every team carries 3 QB’s, it makes sense to do it if your QB2/mentor is on his last legs. Should Flacco step aside after this season, White slides in as QB2. Whitehead, Jordan – S – 6: You may not always think of a new player in the secondary dramatically improving your run defense but that’s what Jets fans should expect from Whitehead. He’s a sniper when coming downhill against the run and should also help fix a broken unit against the screen game. Just finished up watching 4 TB games on all 22 and I think Jordan Whitehead has a chance to finally help fix a Jets defense that hasn't been able to defend a screen pass for much of the past 30 years. Reads the offense well, gets through blockers and a GREAT tackler one on one. pic.twitter.com/e8HfeQpWIR — Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) March 16, 2022 Wildgoose, Rachad – CB – 31: Hands down best name on the roster. Chances of making it? Not as good. In all seriousness though, the former Wisconsin Badger played the boundary and slot in college. If the Jets feel he can do a bit of both as a pro, he would have a much better chance. Williams, Quincy – LB – 56: Williams was a last-second addition last season and ended up winning over a Jets coaching staff that opted not to use a draft pick on a linebacker with Williams expected to come back in and start. Williams, Quinnen – DT – 95: One of the most talented players on the roster, Williams has to be all about consistency in 2022 if he wants to see a long-term commitment from the Jets. Wilson, Garrett – WR – 17: Watch Garrett Wilson in college and you’ll see a dynamic young receiver with great hands and body control. He has a chance to pair with Moore to give the Jets their best 1-2 punch since the days of Wesley Walker and Al Toon. Wilson, Zach – QB – 2: No excuses for Wilson this season. The OL has been beefed up. The receiver room is better. The tight end group is A LOT better. The running back room dynamic and versatile. Much improvement from Wilson will be needed if panic among Jets fans is to be avoided. Yeboah, Kenny – TE – 88: We liked Yeboah quite a bit coming out last year and were happy to see him come in and make the roster. Can he do that again with this group? Zuerlein, Greg – K – 14: Zuerlein will compete with Pineiro for the kicking job. He’s got the power, but will the accuracy be enough? Zuniga, Jabari – DL – 92: Zuniga has been largely invisible since his arrival two seasons ago. He has logged just 8 tackles and 1 sack through two seasons. It’s hard to imagine Zuinga making the roster this season unless he comes in looking like a completely different (and obviously much better) player. The post Jets 2022 Pre-Training Camp 90-man Roster Rundown appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  14. The Jets are in a precarious situation with offensive tackle Mekhi Becton. The big man is coming off of a season-ending injury that knocked him out for all but a few snaps of the 2021 season. In his place, George Fant stepped in and was one of the better left tackles in the NFL. This of course put Becton’s future at left tackle in doubt. When asked if Becton was guaranteed to get his old job back, head coach Robert Saleh offered no guarantees. It was going to be a head-to-head competition for the left tackle spot. So as Becton prepares to start his third career training camp, is there a way he could dominate on the left side but still end up on the right? That all depends. The season Fant just had a left tackle was by far his best as a pro. And while Becton was drafted to play left tackle, he did play a fair bit of right tackle in college. Were Becton to outplay Fant on the left side, that doesn’t mean it would be in the team’s best interest to play him there. If the Jets believe Becton will be a better player at right tackle than Fant, and that Fant’s best work comes on the left side, it could make sense to move Becton. Given his physical brand of play, pairing Becton with Alijah Vera-Tucker could be a boon for the run game. In looking at how well Michael Carter ran the ball last season and the tools Breece Hall brings to the backfield, the potential for a high-level rushing attack is in play. Becton will enter the season as one of the team’s biggest question marks, both literally and figuratively. Another question of course will be the progress of quarterback Zach Wilson which will be a primary story line in just a couple of weeks. The post Even With a Dominant Pre-Season, Jets’ Becton Could Land at Right Tackle appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  15. The 2022 NY Jets training camp schedule has been released by the team. The first practice is on Wednesday July 27th and the first practice open to fans is on Saturday July 30th. Please note, tickets are required so you must register in advance. Here are all the details from the team Florham Park, NJ – The New York Jets will welcome fans back to the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center for select training camp practices this summer. All practices will be held at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, with the exception of August 6th, as the Green & White Practice will take place at MetLife Stadium. 2022 Jets Training Camp is supported by Atlantic Health System, JetBlue, and MetLife. The first public practice open for fans will be on Saturday, July 30th at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, as part of the NFL’s “Back Together Saturday,” a league-wide celebration for the start of Training Camp. At every public practice, fans can enjoy Jets Fest, Jets Shop, interactive games, photo opportunities and more. MetLife Stadium will host the Green & White Scrimmage on Saturday, August 6th. The annual event will once again feature tailgating, Jets Fest, giveaways, and post-practice fireworks. Practices may be canceled or closed to the public in the case of inclement weather. Fans are encouraged to call the team’s fan line at (973) 549-4844 or visit newyorkjets.com for the most up-to-date news regarding practice schedules. Updates are also available on Twitter (@nyjets) and Facebook (Facebook.com/Jets). FAN INFORMATION: PRACTICES OPEN TO FANS: Saturday, July 30th, Tuesday, August 2nd, Saturday, August 6th (Green and White), Monday, August 8th, Sunday, August 14th, Friday, August 19th, and Saturday, August 20th Tickets: Free tickets are available to the general public to attend 2022 Jets Training Camp beginning Thursday, July 14th at 11 a.m. As an exclusive benefit, Season Ticket Holders can access tickets early beginning Tuesday, July 12th at 11 a.m. Tickets are mobile only and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To manage your mobile tickets, download the Jets app presented by Fubo Sportsbook on the Apple or Google Play Store or visit nyjets.com/mobileticketing. Inclement Weather: Practices may be cancelled or closed to the public in the case of inclement weather. Fans are encouraged to call the team’s fan line at (973) 549-4844 or visit newyorkjets.com for the most up-to-date news regarding practice schedules. Updates are also available on Twitter (@nyjets) and Facebook (Facebook.com/Jets). Security: All attendees, including media, will be subject to security procedures upon entry, including screening and bag searches. Permitted Items: Guests are welcome to carry-in the following types of bags: Any type of clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags that are 12” x 6” x 12” or less in size (1 bag per person) Non-clear, small purses/handbags (clutch-type bags) that are 4.5” x 6.5” or less in size (1 per person) Non-Permitted Items: The following is not permitted to be carried on premises: Any type of non-clear bag exceeding 4.5” x 6.5” in size including non-clear purses/handbags, camera or binocular cases, backpacks, fanny packs, diaper bags, and briefcases/computer bags Seat cushions of any size except those for medical needs Footballs and selfie sticks will not be permitted on premises Pets are not permitted Free Parking & Shuttle Service: Parking and shuttle service will be available for media and the general public at select locations. Public: Realogy 175 Park Ave, Madison, NJ 07940. You can read more about #JetsCamp in our forums, check out our Florham Park Training Camp thread. The post 2022 NY Jets Training Camp Schedule appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  16. As we know, the last few years have proved to be quite painful for the Jets. Nobody was expecting Robert Saleh to turn things around in one season, but hearing about ‘progress and improvement’ gets tiring. That said, 2022 needs to be a better year and the Jets need to climb on the NFL betting lines. With that in mind, we’re wondering whether or not the Jets roster is now stronger than last year. We’ll be taking a look at the biggest losses and smartest additions. Let’s go. Best Acquisitions Number 1. C.J. Uzomah The first player we look at from the best additions side of thing is C.J. Uzomah; he is unquestionably one of the Jets best signings of the offseason. Last year, the Jets struggled for any production from the tight ends courtesy of a combination of injuries and poor play. The fact is the tight ends delivered absolutely nothing. Uzomah, as we all know, just made it into the Super Bowl with the Cincinnati Bengals. He’s going to instantly slot in as the number one tight end on the Jets roster and will alleviate some pressure on Zach Wilson in the passing game as well. On top of that, he’s an underrated blocker as well. Number 2. Sauce Gardner Next up we look at Sauce Gardner. He was drafted by the Jets in the first round this offseason and is likely going to be a major contributor to the team right away. The cornerback is going to boost a secondary that didn’t perform well a year ago and, if his recent years in college were any indication, he’s going to quickly show that he can lock down an entire side of the field. Gardner didn’t allow a touchdown throughout his college years and is unlikely to be giving much away in the NFL either. Even if he doesn’t perform up to his sky-high expectations, the rookie cornerback will be a valuable asset in the secondary. Number 3. Garrett Wilson The speedy wide receiver was drafted 10th overall out of Ohio State. This gives Zach Wilson legitimate playmakers and takes away that excuse. The wide receiver room looks as strong as it has for the Jets in years. Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, Braxton Berrios, and with an improved running back room this offense is ready to go. Number 4. D.J. Reed Last but not least, we look at D.J. Reed who we have down as one of the most underrated signings of the offseason. The cornerback previously played for Robert Salah in San Francisco with the 49ers before traveling to the Seattle Seahawks. Now, the two have been reunited. Reed was one of the better corners on his team when healthy throughout the last few years although injuries have really started to bog him down. If he’s able to play a full year – or close to it – he could take his numbers to another level alongside Saleh. Biggest Exits Number 1. Jamison Crowder We now switch our attention to the big players that have exited the Jets and the first name worth noting is Jamison Crowder who the team allowed to walk into free agency. He has penned a $4m, one year deal with the Buffalo Bills. Sure, the wideout had suffered with injuries over the past couple of seasons but he has still been the only consistent weapon the Jets have had on their offense. Over his three years in New York, Crowder either led the team in receptions or receiving yards. His loss will be felt next year in the passing game. Number 2. Folorunso Fatukasi Now we look at Folorunso Fatukasi. He’s not a player that is going to be seen as a major loss but his absence is certainly something that could be missed through the run game. Defensive tackle Fatukasi was a real force in the middle of the defensive line for the Jets and, without him in the rotation, they could end up weaker in the middle of the field. This isn’t a risk the coaching team was blind to though and they’ve brought in a few players that could plug that hole. Whether or not they can deliver to the same level as Fatukasi has in his past four seasons remains to be seen. Number 3. Marcus Maye Finally, we take a look at Marcus Maye. There are two ways you can look at this. On one hand, the 2021 season turned into somewhat of a nightmare for Maye with the fact he suffered a DUI arrest along with a torn Achilles. He also couldn’t come to terms with a new contract with the organization and was left with the franchise tag. Eventually, enough was enough and he left to join the New Orleans Saints. On the other hand, Maye has been the starting safety in this Jets side for half a decade; problems or not, his exit is going to leave a void and one that needs to be looked at before things get underway. Final Thoughts We’ve looked at some of the key moves from this offseason and, with all things considered, we think the Jets are in better shape than they were a few months ago. Training camp opens later this month, so we will find out soon enough. The post Is The Jets Roster Stronger Than Last Year? appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  17. The New York Jets have signed rookie offensive tackle Max Mitchell according to the team’s official twitter account. The versatile lineman was the 111th pick in the draft and leaves only running back Breece Hall unsigned. .@MaxMitch09 makes it OFFICIAL! https://t.co/UxENjGdjPO pic.twitter.com/tBieMSyI4G — New York Jets (@nyjets) July 7, 2022 After spending time at both tackle spots to go along with some action at left guard, Mitchell was the lone offensive lineman taken by Joe Douglas in this year’s class. He’ll join Connor McDermott and Chuma Edoga as the team’s backup tackles behind Mekhi Becton and George Fant. The post Jets ink Rookie Tackle Max Mitchell; Breece Hall Last Unsigned Pick appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  18. It’s not very often one might consider a day three draft pick a huge disappointment after their inaugural NFL season. After all, few players taken that late in the draft pan out at the pro level. The second their name is called that late, the clock is ticking and expectations are low. Any contribution is considered by many to be icing on the proverbial cake. But for Jets linebacker Hamsah Nasirildeen, things were a bit different in 2021. A college safety who excelled at Florida State, Nasirildeen fell in the draft due to injury concerns. The Jets scooped him up in the sixth-round as he recovered from the torn ACL he suffered in his final collegiate season. Nasirildeen did generate some buzz at the senior bowl, but it wasn’t enough to get him picked in the early rounds. I feel comfortable saying Hamsah Nasirildeen has been the best player in Mobile this week. pic.twitter.com/VKwy24gQXk — Cory (@realcorykinnan) January 29, 2021 Following his selection, the Jets let it be known that Nasirildeen would make the transition from safety to linebacker for Robert Saleh and Jeff Ulbrich. When training camp kicked off, it was Nasirildeen getting the starters reps at outside linebacker. This, after getting the bulk of the reps during the team’s rookie camp. Come pre-season, it was still Nasirildeen running with the starters. It looked as if the Jets had themselves a steal. A sixth-round draft choice who locked up a starting spot in a hurry. When the team opened the 2021 season, there was Nasirildeen, starting on defense to make his NFL debut. He would finish the day with 3 tackles, none of the solo variety. One week later, he would start his second NFL game. Only this time, he wouldn’t finish it. Nasirildeen would find himself on the bench after just 18 snaps. And those were the last snaps he would play on defense until weeks 17 and 18 when he would play 5 and 6 snaps respectively. With training camp getting ready to kick off in just over a month, it’ll be up to Nasirildeen to get back in the good graces of the coaching staff to work his way back on to the field. The post Jets Linebacker Looking to Bounce Back From Disappointing Rookie Campaign appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  19. As you read, please keep in mind that there is a distinction between popularity and on-field accomplishments. Popularity is not performance. We are not trying to make a list of the best players in NY Jet history. If that is a topic of interest, you can weigh in here: Although stats are cited in making the case for each player, it is only to highlight some of the reasons the player is held in such high regard by the fans. Popularity is more about the level of adoration of a player and that player’s ability to maintain a significant place in the minds of the fans. This is not a scientific endeavor. It is an attempt to gauge the emotional attachment that fans have to each player. We are just trying to have a little off-season fun. And of course, if you want some extra off-season amusement you can get Casino advice by Erik King . Let’s get to it. Wayne Chrebet Chrebet lands on this list for two primary reasons: first, he is a local guy – a graduate of Garfield High School in Garfield New Jersey. There’s always something about a hometown kid making it to the big league. Garfield is a 20-minute drive to MetLife Stadium. Secondly, Chrebet is the ultimate underdog. Fans love an underdog and Chrebet certainly qualifies. He stands at 5’10” and played at 188 pounds – hardly NFL typical measurements. He graduated from Hofstra University, which is not known for cranking out NFL talent. Despite long odds, Chrebet excelled on the field. He played for the Jets for all of his 11-year career. He caught at least 48 passes for his first eight seasons. It seemed like Chrebet was catching tough passes in traffic at critical points in games since the first time he put on the Jet helmet. Don Maynard Don Maynard is not a name that young Jet fans will be familiar with, but he’s easily worthy of this list with older fans. Although Maynard played his final game for the Jets in 1972, you can still spot his number 13 jersey around the stadium on Sundays. Maynard is arguably the best Jet player of all time. He is a Hall of Famer for a franchise that has very few , and he was part of the Jets Super Bowl team in 1969. Maynard remains among the all-time leaders in yards per catch with an 18.7 mark. Maynard produced stats comparable with players in the modern era despite playing shorter seasons during a time when the passing game was not nearly as much of a focus. Kevin Mawae Kevin Mawae is another name that may be fading for current Jet fans, but most fans remember Mawae very fondly. Like Maynard, Mawae would need to be mentioned on a list of all-time best Jet players. Mawae lands on this list largely for displaying toughness and tenacity at a position most fans don’t fully appreciate. The fans that do appreciate the game that takes place in the trenches recognize Mawae’s effectiveness and the fact that he was an emotional leader on offense. You could often spot the seven-time Pro Bowler celebrating big runs downfield after making effective blocks at multiple levels of the defense. Mawae was a centerpiece for the Jets during a period where the playoff-starved franchise made the post-season four times. Kevin Mawae is another player on the short list of Jet Hall of Famers. Joe Klecko Joe Klecko might be the defensive equivalent of Kevin Mawae. Jet fans love Kelcko to this day for the high-motor effort and lunch-pail approach the four-time Pro Bowler applied to his craft. Klecko has a bit of underdog in his fan appeal as well, entering the league at 263 pounds and playing the interior defensive line at about 270 pounds. He played with a strength that far exceeded his stature. Klecko was the perfect complement to the flash of Mark Gastineau. Klecko’s understated style suited many fans who felt his teammates may have been over the top. Joe Klecko rates well in this analysis as he excelled at a position where the franchise has historically struggled. Klecko and the rest of the “Sack Exchange” pressured and sacked quarterbacks at a rate the team has not nearly approached since. Joe Namath Joe Namath is far and away the most popular New York Jet. Namath is maybe the only Jet player in history to carve a space for himself in the psyche of non-Jet fans. The franchise’s struggle for success since Namath and the Jets won the Super Bowl over 50 years ago is a barrier for most Jet players in achieving national recognition. Namath’s success on the field, his transition to broadcasting, and his personal flair have allowed him to stay relevant in the mind of football fans for nearly 60 years. Namath was perhaps the first player to have a brand. His on on-field individuality, appearances in commercial spots, and very public personal life resulted in a level of notoriety that had not been approached before. Namath escaped the anonymity with which the NFL helmet veiled other players. He was larger than life during his time in the league, and he is still a relevant cultural icon today. The post The Top Five Most Popular Jets of All Time appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  20. The height of the offseason is here. Free agency, the NFL draft, and even mini-camp are all behind us now. As we hope better days await for the Jets, let’s take a brief walk down memory lane and take a look at 5 legendary moments in franchise history. 5. Playoff Win Against the Colts 41-0. Back in 2002, the Jets beat the Colts in the playoffs 41-0 at home, which came as a huge shock at the time (for the Colts, it was an embarrassment). This was the Herman Edwards, you play to win the game year. It was a home playoff game and many season ticket holders weren’t expecting it. So they didn’t send in their playoff money. Imagine that, one of the biggest wins in Jets history and many season ticket holders weren’t there for it. If you’re a Jets fan who wants to bet on future games, you can start by checking out the latest NFL odds. 4. First Round Playoff Win Against the Chargers. Three years after embarrassing the Colts, the Jets beat the San Diego Chargers (once again in the first round of the playoffs). Before this game, the Chargers were in red hot form, which is why this victory was seen as so pivotal at the time. 3. Signing Curtis Martin. Curtis Martin is widely regarded as one of the best NFL players of all time (almost any diehard NFL fan will agree with this sentiment, RIP Savage69). Of course, Curtis Martin spent the vast majority of his career with the Jets after leaving the New England Patriots via free agency. In 2012, Martin was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, where there was a particular focus on the legacy he left behind at the Jets. In simple terms, he’s a true Jets icon. 2. Hiring Bill Parcells – a legend in many people’s eyes – was the head coach for the NY Jets from 1997 to 1999. During this period, he turned the franchise around, and the results were almost immediate after he arrived. Also, the Patriots vs. Jets rivalry was ignited around 1997, with Parcells being one of the driving forces behind this. 1. Winning Super Bowl III. Joe Namath and his guarantee. Nothing else needs to be said. The Jets were Super Bowl champions. Honorable Mention: The playoff win against the Jacksonville Jaguars at home. What other moments do you consider to be great for the Jets? Stop by our forums and let us know what you think. The post 5 Legendary Moments in the History of the NY Jets appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  21. On this episode of our NY Jets Podcast, JetNation Radio, Alex Varallo gives a preview of the road ahead. Which players need to step up, to earn a spot on the NY Jets Roster? Who needs to shine during Pre-Season to avoid being a camp casualty? Tune in to hear the latest Jets news. Special thanks go out to our long-time sponsor, MILE Social a NJ Digital Marketing Agency. They help us with our online presence and social media. Our NY Jets Podcast can now be found on Spotify and Amazon Music. Also, be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or Google Play. Here is some more information on how you can find us online. NY Jets Podcast on iTunes NY Jets Podcast on Google Play JetNation Radio on Amazon Music NY Jets Podcast Page NY Jets Podcast on YouTube The post Who is on the Hot Seat; NY Jets Podcast appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  22. On this episode of our NY Jets Podcast, JetNation Radio, Dylan Tereman and Alex Varallo review the position battles for the starting 22 spots. Many positions are up for grabs. The Jets coaching staff stresses a deep rotation along the defensive line. Which player will be TE1? Can Bryce Hall hold his starting job? Will Jeff Smith put pressure on Denzel Mims for a roster spot? Special thanks go out to our long time sponsor, MILE Social a NJ Digital Marketing Agency. They help us with our online presence and social media. Our NY Jets Podcast can now be found on Spotify and Amazon Music. Also, be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or Google Play. Here is some more information on how you can find us online. NY Jets Podcast on iTunes NY Jets Podcast on Google Play JetNation Radio on Amazon Music NY Jets Podcast Page NY Jets Podcast on YouTube The post NY Jets Roster Battles appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  23. Yesterday, the NY Jets announced that they have signed Michael Clemons. He was selected in the fourth round (No. 117 overall) after notching 7 sacks, in 10 games during the Aggies’ 2021 season. In his A&M career, he played in 39 games (25 starts) and had 12.5 sacks. Here is Rich Cimini with a contract update and a note on the remaining unsigned players. RB Breece Hall and OT Max Mitchell are draft picks that remain unsigned. https://t.co/fxBktf68mc — Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) June 23, 2022 Here is the official release from the team on Clemons. Texas A&M defensive lineman Micheal Clemons, the Jets’ seventh and final pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, has signed a rookie contract with the Green & White. Clemons (6-5, 263) was selected in the fourth round (No. 117 overall) after notching 7 sacks, 11 TFLs, 1 forced fumble and 2 pass defenses in 10 games (9 starts) during the Aggies’ 2021 season. In his A&M career, he played in 39 games (25 starts) and totaled 93 tackles, 12.5 sacks, 21 TFLs, 1 FF and 2 PDs. “I feel like he’s one of the nastier players in the entire draft,” general manager Joe Douglas said. “His physicality, the edge that he plays with, the toughness that he brings, we don’t think you can have enough of that on this team.” Clemons, 24, was the second edge rusher the Jets added in this year’s draft. Douglas engineered a trade to move back into the first round and then select Florida State’s Jermaine Johnson II with the No. 26 pick. The two rookies join a position group that has been strengthened with the signing in free agency of Jacob Martin and Solomon Thomas, and the impending return of Carl Lawson, a signing in free agency in 2021 who sustained an Achilles tendon injury in the preseason that forced him to sit out all 17 games. The team also re-signed DT Nathan Shepherd to a one-year deal. “I’m really excited to get up there and extremely grateful to the organization,” Clemons said after receiving news he had been selected by the Green & White. “I did an interview with the Jets just so they could get to know me as a person. We talked football and I knew they had some interest, but I didn’t know whether or not they had this much interest.” Add Clemons to the list of players the Jets had the opportunity to meet and greet up close during January’s Senior Bowl, when the coaching staff oversaw the National team, but also interacted with most of the players who participated in the week of practice leading up to the game. “We feel the talent level is obviously high,” Douglas told SNY. “What he brings from a length, toughness and speed off the edge, certainly you can say he’s a first, second-day talent level. You get to a certain point in the draft where risk is mitigated. Felt good about that and where we added him.” The post Micheal Clemons Signs appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
  24. DJ Bien-Aime is our special guest this week on our NY Jets Podcast, JetNation Radio. Listen in as our hosts, Alex Varallo and Dylan Tereman bring you the latest Jets news after mini camp. Training camp is just over a month away, the NY Jets Roster has undergone an overhaul. We will find out soon enough what this 2022 team is all about. Listen in and here the latest. Special thanks go out to our long time sponsor, MILE Social a NJ Digital Marketing Agency. They help us with our online presence and social media. Our NY Jets Podcast can now be found on Spotify and Amazon Music. Also, be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or Google Play. Here is some more information on how you can find us online. NY Jets Podcast on iTunes NY Jets Podcast on Google Play JetNation Radio on Amazon Music NY Jets Podcast Page NY Jets Podcast on YouTube The post DJ Bien-Aime Joins JetNation Radio appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum). http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Jetnationcom?d=qj6IDK7rITs Click here to read the full story...
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